At the Ref Desk (12/13/18): Last shift of the year. See you in 2019! [more...]
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Mentioned in Book

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 5/25/18 (5:55am)

I see I was mentioned in a book (link). The book's title (translated) is "Spirited Resistance from the Outside: Austrians in US Propaganda Units in WWII", written by Florian Traussnig (source). Mention of me comes from a blog post I wrote a few years ago where I discussed my father's role in the allied broadcast program called ABSIE. Interesting. Daddy is mentioned often in write-ups like this; first time however that I ever saw a reference to me.

Google Redefines Email (& Your Rights) :-(

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 4/25/18 (3:53pm)

So Google comes out with a number of changes to its Gmail service including "Confidential Mode". As XDA-Developers explains:

A new Confidential Mode allows you to remove the option for the recipient to forward, copy, download, or print an email. You can also make the email expire after a set period of time.

Huh? Email that someone sends you that self-destructs? Anyone see a problem here? (Ripe for deception & fraud, lack of privacy on the part of the recipient, etc.) Hello, Google, but if someone sends me a message, it's me who decides what to do with it -- not you.

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Interesting Front Page from today's Chicago Sun-Times

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 4/23/18 (8:27pm)

Interesting front page from today's Chicago Sun-Times. (And yes, I subscribe to their 'digital' edition.) More info here...

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Opening Day T-minus-1

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 4/8/18 (6:36pm)

Waiting for that $10 ticket... (Update: Game delayed a day due to inclement weather.)

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50 Years of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 3/19/18 (5:51pm)

Congrads on 50 yrs to the LITA Journal ITAL (more here)! The 50th anniversary issue includes a short review of tech articles from the 1960s as well as two pieces on (what else?) present-day social media [1], [2].

UPDATE (4/1/2018): I listed the articles as well as the issue on this month's Current Cites.

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Current Cites for February 2018

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 2/28/18 (3:25pm)

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Current Cites for February 2018 is out! You can find the issue here...

Being involved with Citation management at DPU, I found an interesting study which actually polled faculty as to what system they use. Although the response rate wasn't great, it is a good example -- at least a beginning -- for evaluating reality in these services.

Featured on Good Day DePaul (1/24)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 1/24/18 (6:54pm)

A few thoughts on Net Neutrality featured in the student news program 'Good Day DePaul'. My part begins at 8:13: https://player.vimeo.com/video/252359196#t=493s

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1st Saturday of 2018

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 1/6/18 (6:39pm)

#RefDesk: 1st Saturday of 2018! Cold outside so IM was chugging away.

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2018 -- So much better than 1918.

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 1/1/18 (10:02pm)

Some things are just so obvious.

Current Cites for December 2017

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 12/28/17 (9:50pm)

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Current Cites for December 2017 is out! You can find the issue here...

It's the end of year update and I was already in holiday mode so naturally I went with an article on (what else?) Twitter. Fun and academic at the same time, you might say.

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